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Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?

On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 09:24:48PM -0500, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> Fedora 8 shipped with an BIND 9.5.0a6, recently updated to 9.5.0a7.  
> The release announcement for BIND says:
> BIND 9.5.0a7 is a alpha release for BIND 9.5.0.
> 	This is a technology preview of new functionality to be be
> 	released in BIND 9.5.0.  New APIs are not yet frozen.
> Is this an appropriate release to be putting in a stable Fedora 
> release?  I've encounted a segfault in this version, which I've 
> reported here:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=400461
> I'm concerned about the policies which allow unstable software in 
> stable Fedora releases.  Is it considered acceptable/encouraged to 
> have alpha versions of software in the stable release?  Is there any 
> policy?
> Thanks.

I've put this software to F8 because it has nice new features. Some
bugs is tax for them. Additionally I don't think that users use newest
Fedora on important servers and 9.5 will come into beta stage very


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Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc.

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